B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for goodTM. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by:
1) Building a global community of Certified B CorporationsTM who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability;
2) Promoting Mission Alignment using innovative corporate structures like the benefit corporation to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last;
3) Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions Measure What Matters, by using the B Impact Assessment and B Analytics to manage their impact—and the impact of the businesses with whom they work—with as much rigor as their profits;
4) Inspiring millions to join the movement through compelling story-telling by B the Change Media.
Certified B Corporations
B Corp certification is to sustainable business what LEED certification is to green building or Fair Trade certification is to coffee.
B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Today, there is a growing community of over 1,500 Certified B Corps from more than 40 countries and 1200 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Through the leadership of the B Corp Community, laws have been passed in 30 states, plus DC, creating a new type of corporation—the benefit corporation—that best meets the needs of entrepreneurs and investors seeking to use business as a force for good.
Benefit corporations operate the same as traditional corporations but with higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency.
Benefit corporations give leaders legal protection to pursue a higher purpose than profit, and offer the public greater transparency to protect against pretenders.Visit the Site
B Analytics is a customizable platform for benchmarking, measuring, and reporting on impact.
B Analytics hosts the world’s largest database of verified social & environmental performance data for private companies (1100+ companies). It is also the exclusive source of impact data on Certified B Corporations and GIIRS Rated companies and funds.
B Analytics is used by leading impact investors, fund managers, and impact entrepreneurs globally to measure what matters.Visit the Site